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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

As soon as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties” – President Buhari to AU Chairman Alpha Condé

A statement by President Muhammadu Buhari‘s Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) Femi Adesina says that the president has written to thank the President of Guinea, Alpha Condé, for the nationwide prayers held last week by Guineans for his recovery and good health.
Adesina said that Buhari had earlier made a phone call to Conde, who is the current Chairman of the Assemblies of Heads of State and Government of the African Union.
“I thank you for your kind and thoughtful action in organizing nationwide prayers for my good health. It is a gesture that I will forever cherish and treasure.
“Your Excellency will be pleased to hear that I am making good progress, and as soon as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties and continue serving the Nigerian people who elected me and are daily praying for my recovery,” Adesina quoted Buhari as saying in the letter dated July 24th 2017.
Adesina state that in an earlier letter, President Buhari had also accepted his nomination as leader of the “2018 AU Theme on the Fight Against Corruption”, which came from African leaders at the 29th Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 4, 2017.
“While thanking you for the kind words and for the nomination. I wish to express my readiness to accept this new important role and to reiterate my commitment to contribute towards our collective efforts to strengthen good governance and development on the continent. I, therefore, look forward to working closely with you in the realization of this objective,” the president added.
President Buhari’s first photo since he went on medical vacation in London was released last Sunday when he hosted APC governors and leaders.
One of the governors present at the meeting Rochas Okorocha of Imo had, in an interview on BBC, assured that all things being equal, Buhari should be back to the country in two weeks.

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